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Whether it be escaping to our beautiful open spaces, visiting whisky distilleries or castles, clay shooting or walking in the beautiful Cairngorm National Park, there is no better place to relax and unwind than at Culdearn House.

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Culdearn House Hotel In the Press

Top 10 Hotels in the
Scottish Highlands

Top 10 UK Hotels for
Whisky Lovers

Ten Best Hotels
for fishing in the
UK and Ireland

Top 10 UK hotels for
Outdoor Pursuits

Recommended Hotel for
Cairngorms driving tour

Top 10 Hotels, B&B’s and
Hostels in Scotland
for walkers 

Whisky Breaks

Uisge Beatha – the Water of Life. We are passionate about one of Scotland’s greatest products, which should be celebrated and tasted, hence our extensive selection of fine malts and rare single barrel casks!

Bird Watching

From April to August you can watch ospreys and capercaillies diving for fish in our beautiful surroundings. Whether you’re an avid Ornithologist or just enjoy the splendour of these birds, it’s well worth a visit.

Things to Do

Speyside has much to offer the more active visitor. You can visit distilleries, castles, and other heritage attractions such as the Speyside Cooperage in Craigellachie and the Strathspey Steam Railway.

Luxury Country House Accommodation And Scottish Food In Grantown-on-Spey
near Aviemore, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland

Culdearn House is a small, privately owned country house hotel in Grantown-on-Spey, on the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, and close to Aviemore.

This beautiful Victorian house, built in 1860, was once the home of Lord Seafield’s family and has retained many of its original period features.

It is now owned and personally run by the Marshall family who have made it their home and small hotel offer a choice of six luxury en-suite bedrooms, a sophisticated drawing room for relaxing by the open fire and a small, intimate restaurant mentioned in the Michelin Guide.

Set back from the road in 3/4 acre grounds on the edge of woodland, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the centre of Grantown on Spey. Culdearn has that special combination of atmosphere and personal service that brings guests from all over Scotland and further afield back time after time.

Culdearn truly is a “hidden gem” and is prized by many guests as one of their favourite country house hotels in Scotland. Culdearn House recently received an “Editor’s Choice” award from the prestigious Good Hotel Guide where it was reported “This must be a labour of love; it is a well-run and caring operation.”

 Many of our guests stay for dinner, bed, and breakfast.

Having been here for quite some time we have a huge amount of local knowledge and contacts with most of the important attractions.

For those wanting to experience Speyside and Cairngorms we can organise an itinerary and arrange everything including a local, knowledgeable and friendly driver.

Contact us for more information.

Culdearn House hotel was also recently nominated in the top 10 places to stay in Scotland by the Guardian and Independent newspapers for hotel accommodation whilst walking the Speyside Way and local bird watching. Wildlife lovers, anglers and walkers are very welcome, and we have the facilities to cater for them.

Culdearn is also recognised by the Daily Telegraph as a destination hotel for driving holidays in the Highlands. Grantown on Spey is ideally situated for touring, with access to the Cairngorms. In the heart of Speyside whisky country, Culdearn is the perfect base for visiting the many attractions in the area:

  • The famous Boat of Garten Ospreys and Capercaillies
  • Fishing on the River Spey
  • Playing golf on a range of magnificent courses
  • Riding the steam train
  • Visiting the many Speyside distilleries
  • Exploring castles
  • A trip on the funicular railway to the top of Cairngorm
  • Skiing on Cairngorm

For the less energetic, peace and quiet and sheer relaxation, together with comfort and hospitality make Culdearn the ideal place to stay during your holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Let us look after you for a short break of a few nights, or a longer holiday in the summer. Culdearn House is open ALL YEAR round and is a totally non-smoking establishment.